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moscow wants more involvement in investigating how to adopted russian child died of the u.s. still awaits the autopsy results nearly a month after the boy's tragic death. press prison a reporter's rights group says turkey is the world's leader in jail in journalists media crackdown undermining the country's you membership aspirations. and moscow is ready to host talks between syria's government and the opposition with both sides prepared to end the stalemate. broadcasting live from our studios here in moscow. russian investigators one ten
active role in the u.s. probe into the death of a young boy adopted by an american family is almost a month since three year old maxine died russian officials believe he was fatally abused by his adoptive american mother but u.s. authorities say they're still waiting for autopsy results. is in the family's hometown in texas where the tragedy happened. russian officials are outraged at yet another case of the death of a russian child living an adoptive family in the united states we're standing outside the home of alan and laura shadow parents two three year old max shadow known in russia as mean the three year old boy after suffering severe bruises to his legs head and internal organs had died in january this year just a few weeks after his third birthday right now his parents are not making any statements if you call their voice mail it says if you're
a reporter or news agency we have no comment now according to russian officials the investigation that they're conducting they're saying allegedly was the mother of the child that was behind this death they're saying not only was the child severely bruised but had also been fed for a long time anti-psychotic drugs meant to treat sky it's a free mia in adult drug that is sold by prescription in the united states we do know that the younger brother of much steam t.d.o. continues living with the family here at the county sheriff's office an investigation is currently ongoing in cooperation with russian officials and local child protection services on the afternoon of january twenty first the local police department had received a call from a local hospital emergency room while a police officer was on his way there the three year old boy had already died unfortunately these kind of this particular kind of calls for. every day. somebody has had a heart attack we don't put a. we have
a child that's been injured in an a.t.v. we don't put a pressure unless we start suspecting that something may be out of the ordinary. it wasn't a little bit later that we started getting some suspicions of what was going on and then all developed from talking to the parents the people that lived there it just took a little more time for us to develop. currently an autopsy is underway. the police is not really releasing any further details in terms of what they can tell us about this case what we do know is according to them the autopsy results may come any time from a month from now tell us that there are no suspects in this case as of yet and no arrests have been made and so i said marty after county texas. where the children's own been in moscow says russia has the right to demand the return of the other child who was adopted by the american family if it's proved they caused the death
of his brother only posts from the foundation against child trafficking so the u.s. adoption system next supervision both assertion is national i mean the u.s. state level the company so it's not the u.s. state department here this is. actually just like any other children in the u.s. like children of their parents and so state level if you're if you're going to rush out who are. in child protection supervised care. by rights out there from official from the save your child adoption i don't think you. will find a family like any other child so there's nobody supervising and there's nobody you know for you legally post adoption we force. russia very. i don't give you the power and the. option. to.
say anything critical about you no one has to work on the children work with the power and work towards reintegration into the family. press freedom has become one of the key roadblocks to turkey's even membership a journalist rights watchdog report says the country has become the world's number one media prison when reporters are detained under antiterrorism laws and being held without charge for long periods of time details from artie's or in english. it's because of people like me that turkey who is the number one spot in the world for the number of journalists in jail nadeem was arrested and held for two hundred days his charge opting in classified documents and insulting government officials he suspects it was because he published a book investigating the death of another journalist which unnerved government officials. the main reason the government arrests journalists just to stifle voices
of disagreement the best way to do that is to silence the journalists who speak out against the government then their audience will also fall silent that's the main reason behind the imprisonment of journalists it's not just journalists you get put in jail doctors students labor union leaders the risk of people being thrown in jail in turkey. his words are backed by research from the committee for protection of journalists which claim turkey's or cake laws for journalists for writing anything their thirty's might consider on turkish on par with terrorists the problem with press freedom in turkey stands mainly from the legal framework it has to be reformed and it has to be fundamentally reformed in order for turkey to stop conflating terrorism with journalism turkish officials promised last november at proposal to parliament that laws be changed to improve the treatment of
journalists at the time the country's news agency is quoted the turkish deputy prime minister who responded to this report for us the number is not important we are greatly saddened even by one journalist being jailed for their rights in drawings journalism activities most jail reporters have been incarcerated over their legit connection to organic on a deeply secret anti government organisation most of whose members have never been identified and which exist many believe only in official papers turkish journalists . affiliation with a unicon is just one of many clever ways the government gets away with locking them up. the government says. press carte enough to qualify as journalists. and that's of course a primitive reply. which befits will. be a prime minister who said the people. because.
prison by not have had prescott's journalism is about a popular career choice for young people in turkey the country boasts numerous news papers and a plethora of to be channels but in the current circumstances every reports could end up being a one way ticket to jail. because i teach journalism in a university families of my students tell them go learn journalism but don't become journalists still a lot of young people feel it's a good way to express their view on the government the disagreement it's a popular career but a dangerous one this c.p.g. says turkish officials use all their legislative powers not just incarcerate journalists but also scare them from reporting anything the government doesn't like a tactic that won't deter people like nadine because this is there's no fear my trial continues i may be out of jail but i'm still facing a fifteen year term and in turkey anything can happen the police can accuse me of
anything but being a member of a terror group for example someone can send them an anonymous letter mail use it as evidence and i'll be back behind bars. in turkey. i t. . traffic halted schools are shut and hospitals left with only emergency staff in greece the labor unions embarking on yet another twenty four hour strike over the country's crippling austerity thousands are protesting enough ends over spending cuts and tax hikes let's cross live now and talk to ira so had just a foreigner this is director of it to talk or see a film about the crisis in greece thanks for being with us today well i must ask you the workers in greece up steadfast in trying to force the government to get rid of the bailout deal but is there really any other way to help the economy. what many economists progressive economists were saying for the last two or three years is that these are still the mysterious will create not only social genocide in
greece but they will destroy the infrastructure of the economy and now we are talking about there that these feeling grazing after three memorandums as we call it three. everything goes according to blah blah we have the for one hundred seventy five percent of g.d.p. don't forget that before the i.m.f. and the droid intervention in greece where we had had the four hundred fifteen percent still it's exactly these are the measures that create the problem there are many i don't believe. plans for example. the default be good everyone knows that these are no impossible dream big huge plague that even if we accept that it's legal and many people will see that it's not legal that it is illegal or old news as it is characterized many other economists spoke about exiting the euro zone you can pull group money has characterized the euro zone as
a straight jacket for greece that create that these huge. to be going ok so that the big figures we're talking about and we see pictures here of protesters etc either way the protests in greece. turned violent many times over these recessionary years how are things in athens looking right now where you are today we had one of the biggest demonstrations in the. past five years with organizers saying that they exceeded that one hundred thousand people it was mainly peaceful demonstration now but that receive you know some messages for that was for small classes in parts for fun with their police using tear gas and something strangers were reacting and i throwing stones or fire bombs to the police but i think we should keep that it was a major new piece we do inspiration and one of the biggest of the last i would say
five years and i'm saying that because we see again the news bulletins tonight only the classes with the police with i would say feel it's not been made presence or what happened to be enough and to not only nothing else for those feeling now that she does reach a wider sense you describe the situation in greece as the death toll kristie or death or krissy i mean do you mean the crisis has now somehow become a political regime or something with the bank you know for the commandery wanted to explain that there when you have humans dead leg there one that greece and other countries of the european very very are facing you start losing levels of democracy and i'm afraid that's how don't forget that one year ago we had nothing like the bragging rights there and up through the election we have a government that promised to renegotiate the dead but never did something they only invest in riot police and in unconstitutional. and we owe them
our spirit the country i'm afraid that we are. becoming a third world country not only as far as the economies which are but also as far as democracy which are ok worrying times indeed for greece just to follow documentary filmmaker focusing on the greek debt crisis thank you for joining us here on r.t. today you can. high fuel prices are hitting pockets around the globe with the root causes ranging from a restive middle east to recession that's why the movers and shakers from the world's energy sector. see how to find a way out there one that later. we are facing. because no one.
welcome back now russia is ready to host talks between the syrian rebels and the government with indications that the situation is moving out of its debt and. from foreign minister sergey lavrov he's due to meet his syrian counterpart on monday but the opposition leader also expected to visit the russian capital although it's not known when. earlier the leader of the syrian opposition for the first time said that they're ready to negotiate with the government but only on condition that they release one hundred sixty thousand prisoners will be claimed have been jailed because of their political views the government on its head and said that it's ready to talk without any preconditions or clearly there are still major sticking points including the fate of president assad but russia's foreign minister says that there is room for potential progress now moscow has been saying that it's not taking sides in this conflict but is calling on the international community to require equal pressure on them in order to begin
a political process in syria knew that it until recently there were those who discouraged the opposition from participating in dialogue with the regime just as far as i understand now the situation is changing and so it's important that this readiness of the syrian opposition leadership will be met with the government's response so that they are willing to do the same in the meantime of the situation in syria continues to deteriorate and on tuesday russian emergencies ministry's plane evacuated around one hundred russian and c.i.s. citizens and there's also speculation that several russian navy ships have been sent to the mediterranean to assist possible further evacuations the high fuel prices have been a burden for many consumers but even those that working in the industry say it's holding the world back from recovery making it worse on the sanctions on iran on the on going on certainty in the middle east more than two thousand key players from the oil and gas industry are now thrashing out the problems and solutions in
london so if earth has been hearing from the experts. thousands of oil and gas professionals from around the world have gathered here in london for the annual international petroleum week listened to talks from senior industry figures last year and the buzz around sanctions on iran dominated the talks these sanctions were supposed to bring iran for the negotiating table over their nuclear program that the sun and the sanctions could have come at a worse time a loss of production in south sudan in yemen in the north sea and now in syria has been driving prices higher for the reigning queen still in demand in asia with the u.k.'s problem with millions of homes struggling with fuel poverty being echoed all across the european union right now is it the european consumer has been hardest hit by these sanctions we've been speaking to some industry insiders to find out what they think so obviously you've got the private companies then sort of carrying
out political decisions are having very tough economic effects would he say today looks like the oil and gas companies sort of in bed with the government i don't i don't see that we are taught i think the politicians around the world have to make the decisions companies have to get on with business technology business commercial business right now always the way with iran oil being used as a political weapon i wouldn't use that sort of phrase i mean i think it's always the case as years go by governments around the world seppala says on trade and other things become pretty the companies job is to apply the best technology in the best commerce to comply with whatever the environment is at the time to get the best deal for can seem is ultimately ultimately that's the job yes it can seem as if saying right now there are gas you know by fifty the real the best think yes you're right on the best thing we can do is invest so i unfortunately the age of easy all and cheap oil i think is past but we're finding more oil the technology is getting better and better what we've got to do is to ensure it doesn't keep on the
best thing that we can do is to get the technology deployed get the best work practices get the financing and get additional oil production because that's the best thing the companies can do to dump them. right the potential rising prices thank you very much for joining us thank you senator. now how do you ensure your allies of the future one way is to educate them in your own country while they're young there are further few potential foreign leaders apparently currently in america's education system getting insight from the memories including former secretary of state hillary clinton who signed on with a public speaking agency that's going to chicken has been finding out it's a strategy that's been bearing fruit. the u.s. is investing in potential for invaders by educating them in america convinced that back in their home countries when the time comes most of them will side with u.s. interests impair our future generations of political leaders who've had a positive american experience and they are more likely to be global partners
libya's mahmoud jibril could be one example having studied in the u.s. he went on to become the head of libya's transition government he's now the leader of one of the country's biggest political parties there's little doubt which country he would favor when it comes to dividing lucrative oil deals in the future u.s. foreign service officers had their eye on him even before the revolution broke out a leaked diplomatic cable from november two thousand and nine written by the u.s. ambassador to libya gene credits described mr general as quote a serious interlocutor who quote unquote gets the u.s. perspective and of course mr gibril is not the only one who gets the u.s. perspective i'm not going to measure how many kids were really just on a program what i'm going to do is look at where they are five years later and you know what ninety two percent of the people who go on u.s. government exchanges go on to work in civil society positions in the parliament or
in an n g o sariah took a two year course in public diplomacy in two thousand and six at the university of south in california in this particular program this was. every single lecture has a state department member this. so you know that you're not really learning public relations that you think how to implement. the u.s. trade and development agency an offshoot of the state department's usa id claims that what they call aid is actually investment agencies deputy director says for every one dollar they invest they get eight dollars back in u.s. exports america's officials maintain that it's hard to overestimate the benefits of investing in public diplomacy the investment i do not call it spending it's an investment it's absolutely an investment and there's a return on investment. and it's very hard to quantify that return completely but i
can tell you that you could quantify it in troops but you don't have to stand somewhere so i never pursued a career with the training. part. of the country i mean i may not be fond of the government in iran but i support. and i was sitting last. lectures and people saying how do we think the market had we undermined the government so for me it was a real challenge to see the programs through this. definitely the soviet union in two thousand and seven when i was in the program they had already started the push towards africa diplomacy is good business as has been made clear by the state department time and time again getting foreign leaders and their advisors to think in english and to subsequently favor the united states in their
policy is much cheaper than bombing their country so the state department will certainly be more forceful in their efforts at exercising power in washington i'm going to check on. now if you have a smartphone. app for just about everything but we cannot tell you on line one for you to post some post mortem tweets know this. to twitter. they're online for you today. the u.s. state department hiking group anonymous. the files to the database of the government branch online you can find out what they discovered. is easier to.
indeed. a quick look at some other world news for you now starting with the ongoing violence in syria a football that has been killed several other players injured after a mortar bomb hit a stadium in damascus two shells landed in the sports facility in the center of the city where holmes based team was training a day earlier to mortars exploded near the presidential palace in the syrian capital causing damage but no casualties. france's far right leader has been to britain but gone to a less than warm welcome as you can see here or in the pen that was invited to
cambridge university to debate about the event french politics police clashed with around two hundred ninety fascist demonstrators outside the venue the panties off the sergeant wrong sort of lose came third in last year's presidential election has been a year away tenuous. and bug areas entire government has resigned after a series of nationwide protests reached its peak the public anger was initially over soaring electricity prices and the stanton measures later took an anti government twist the prime minister of the poorest countries said he could not stay in power amid such violence saying every drop of blood is a shameful. well shortly we take you to the niger delta where local inhabitants are fighting a war for survival against oil companies and government corruption.